He 'half agrees' with the claim that the current generation is too 'weak' for WWII as they try to find more creative solutions to conflicts.
In world history, every war has caused mass destruction with the loss of innocent lives. In such times it is natural to wonder whether wars will ever come to an end or be replaced by another, better, creative solution to differences and conflicts. Abraham Piper—who goes by @abrahampiper on TikTok—of the "Abraham Piper Says Too Much" show has been going viral for his take on how the current generation being called "weak" for another war might be a good thing for the world.
He begins the video with a statement that people often say about the younger generation. “This generation is weak and would fail so hard at World War II” and he then uses a text as an example of that. The text is about how back in the day young boys would passionately enroll themselves in the army to fight for their nation. However, the newer generations crave "safe spaces" and if the country were to go to war now, "we are done for."
Piper begins to explain his perspective about how he “half agrees” with it because if World War II was to be re-lived now, "we’d be done for." However, he quickly completes his sentence saying, “But, it doesn’t matter because we won’t!” He then points out how World War II was a result of the generation that lived during it, how “they made World War II." He also elaborated that being “weak” is the actual reason behind preventing another World War from inflicting atrocities across the globe. He further said, “We don’t have the personality for it and are we really going to say that’s a bad thing?”
He went on to further describe that there are now several generations who will refuse to go to the other side of the world to give their or their children’s lives and how “that’s f**king stupid and boring." He switched to a lighter but rather practical note and said, “Let’s take a half hour and brainstorm other options, shall we?” Bringing himself back to the question of whether this makes us weak, he said that he’d rather be weak “all day” than wear such strength that the sole solution is a “cataclysmic war."
He concludes his piece with a motivational message for young kids and their “weakness." He urges them to be as “pusillanimous” as they wish to be. He also expressed his faith in the younger generation to use creativity to come up with solutions that are better than “killing millions of people." He reiterated that if the younger generation’s creativity and willingness to say "no" to war equates to “weakness” then “I love how weak you are."
The video resonated with many in the comments section who spoke their minds about the same. @lorzilla1 shared, "We aren't brainwashed by blind patriotism? I see that as a strength." @antonioferedo expressed, "Also I guarantee almost every veteran who fought in WW2 or any other war would say that they wouldn't want future generations to experience it."